School holidays The Netherlands

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School holidays The Netherlands 2011-2012

School holiday Primary education General secondary education
Starting date of students’ school
year
Northern region: 5 September 2011
Central region: 15 August 2011
Southern region: 22 August 2011
Northern region: 5 September 2011
Central region: 22 August 2011
Southern region: 29 August 2011
End of students’ school year Northern region: 20 July 2012
Central region: 6 July 2012
Southern region: 29 June 2012
Northern region: 13 July 2012
Central region: 6 July 2012
Southern region: 29 June 2012
Autumn holidays Central and Northern region:
15 – 23 October 2011
Southern region:
22 – 30 October 2011
Central and Northern region:
15 – 23 October 2011
Southern region:
22 – 30 October 2011
Christmas/New Year 24 December 2011 –
8 January 2012
24 December 2011 –
8 January 2012
Winter/Carnival * Central region and Southern region: 18 – 26 February 2012
Northern region: 25 February –
4 March 2012
Central region and Southern region: 18 – 26 February 2012
Northern region: 25 February –
4 March 2012
Spring/Easter - -
Third term 28 April – 6 May 2012 28 April – 6 May 2012
Summer Northern region:
21 July – 2 September 2012
Central region:
7 July – 19 August 2012
Southern region:
30 July – 12 August 2012
Northern region:
14 July – 2 September 2012
Central region:
7 July – 26 August 2012
Southern region:
30 July – 19 August 2012
Public/religious holidays Boxing Day: 26 Dec. 2011
Easter Monday: 9 April 2012
Queen’s Birthday: 30 Apr. 2012
Ascension Day: 17 May 2012
Whit Monday: 28 May 2012
Boxing Day: 26 Dec. 2011
Easter Monday: 9 April 2012
Queen’s Birthday: 30 Apr. 2012
Ascension Day: 17 May 2012
Whit Monday: 28 May 2012
Starting date of teachers’
school year
See additional notes See additional notes
End of teachers’ school year See additional notes See additional notes

Additional notes:
The school year officially runs from 1 August to 31 July of the following year. Start and end of the school year of the individual schools is according to the region (Northern, Central and Southern region).

Dates for the summer holidays are decided by the Ministry; the holiday period is staggered over
3 regions (compulsory dates for all schools); all other holidays are recommended by the Ministry.

*) Carnival holiday is also called Spring Holiday or Crocus Holiday

The teachers’ school year is similar to the students’ school year. However, it is at the school’s discretion to decide whether teachers are expected to end or start later (in order to attend meetings, for preparation
of timetable, other non-teaching activities etc.).

Source: Eurydice